Construction Updates

Construction Update November 14, 2019

Main Street

Complete

Forge Road

Complete

N 12th Street

Paving this week and next, projected completion of all work by Thanksgiving.

Construction Update October 16, 2019

Main Street

Complete

Forge Road

Paving operations should be completed this week.

N 12th Street

Concrete replacement underway, paving tentative for the end of next week.

Construction Update September 20, 2019

Main Street

Main Street will be closed between 9th Street and 15th Street periodically Monday September 23 to Friday September 27 for lane striping and crosswalk marking. Do not park on Main St during this time period.

Forge Road

Paving operations will be underway Monday September 23 to Wednesday September 25 on Forge Road between Valley Road and Shiloh Road Expectant longer delays.

Construction Update September 13, 2019

S 4th Street & Myrtle Avenue

  • Complete

Main Street

  • Paving is wrapping up today
  • Lane striping, pavement markings, and handicap ramp will be completed soon

N 12th Street

  • Asphalt milling begins next week

Forge Road

  • Asphalt milling is complete
  • Base course preparation is underway
  • Concrete work is underway

Construction Update August 29, 2019

Forge Road

  • Beginning the first week of September, Forge Road from approximately Shiloh Drive to Bellows Court will be restricted to one-lane local traffic only for road reconstruction and paving.
  • Construction is scheduled through late October / late November of 2019.
  • Local traffic will be restricted to residents of Wolf Park, Kodiak Circle, and Bellows Court and the businesses on Forge Road
  • Please use caution and anticipate traffic delays during this time.

Construction Update August 16, 2019

Myrtle & S 4th Street

Paving is wrapping up today on Myrtle and S 4th Street so they can be opened just in time for school on Monday. Numerous miscellaneous items need to be completed so it is still an active construction zone, therefore, caution is still advised.

Main Street & S. 12th Street

Paving will be completed this weekend on Main Street from 12th Street to 14th Street and S 12th Street from Main Street to U.S.50. On Monday, those roadway segments will be reopened and Main Street from 9th Street to 12th Street will be closed.

Construction Update August 7, 2019

Main Street

  • Main Street from 11th Street to 14th Street will be reopened Thursday, August 8th and should remain open through the next week. The week of August 19th, Main Street will be closed again from 9th Street to 12th Street.
  • Beginning Thursday, August 8th, 12th Street between Royal Gorge Boulevard (U.S. 50) and Main Street will be closed until the week of August 19th.
  • 12th Street north of Main Street will remain closed.

Construction Update August 1, 2019

Main Street

  • Activities in the Middle School ball fields can be accessed from 14th Street and Greenwood Avenue only.
  • Businesses on the north side of Main Street can still be accessed via Macon Avenue Boulevard to 11th Street, 12th Street, 13th Street, or 14th Street.
  • Businesses on the south side of Main Street can still be accessed via Royal Gorge Boulevard(U.S. 50) to 11th Street, 12th Street, 13th Street, or 14th Street.
  • Curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement in Phase I is nearing completion.
  • Paving of Phase I (11th to 14th Street) is scheduled for the week of August 5th.
  • Phase I (11th to 14th Street) continues. No traffic or parking is be allowed on Main Street from 11th to 14th Street.
  • Phase II (S 12th Street from U.S. 50 to Main Street) schedule to begin the week of August 5th.
  • Underground piping work in Phase I is complete in Phase I.

S 4th Street & Myrtle Avenue

  • Centennial Park can be accessed only from the west via S 4th Street.
  • Curb, gutter, and sidewalk replacement is nearing completion.
  • Only local traffic allowed and there is be limited access to private driveways. No through traffic is allowed.
  • Paving is scheduled for the week of August 5th.
  • Roads are closed for the entire extent of project– S 4th Street from Royal Gorge Boulevard (U.S. 50) to Dalmatian Drive and Myrtle Avenue from 4th Street to 6th Street.

Construction Update June 27, 2019

Main Street

  • Activities in the Middle School ball fields can be accessed from 14th Street and Greenwood Avenue only.
  • Asphalt milling operations began today.
  • Businesses on the north side of Main Street can still be accessed via Macon Avenue Boulevard to 11th Street, 12th Street, 13th Street, or 14th Street.
  • Businesses on the south side of Main Street can still be accessed via Royal Gorge Boulevard (U.S. 50) to 11th Street, 12th Street, 13th Street, or 14th Street.
  • Phase I (11th to 14th Street) is underway. No traffic or parking will be allowed on Main Street from 11th to 14th Street.

S 4th Street & Myrtle Avenue

  • Approximately 1/3 of the curb and gutter installation is complete.
  • Asphalt milling operations are complete.
  • Centennial Park can be accessed only from the west via S 4th Street.
  • Only local traffic allowed and there will be limited access to private driveways. No through traffic is allowed.
  • The patience of all drivers, residents, and business owners is appreciated!
  • Roads are closed for the entire extent of project now - S 4th Street from Royal Gorge Boulevard (U.S. 50) to Dalmatian Drive and Myrtle Avenue from 4th Street to 6th Street.

Construction Update September 25, 2018

Cañon City 2A 2018 Street Improvements - Field Avenue

Beginning the week of October 1st, Field Ave from Central Ave to South Street will be closed for reconstruction. There will be significant changes in traffic patterns in the area:

  • Parents dropping off and picking up children at Harrison School and MVCKS will be re-routed to Raynolds Avenue connecting temporarily to South Street.
  • Traffic on Central Avenue will have to stop at Raynolds Avenue

The work zone will be dynamic so we ask all drivers to be attentive, slow down, and follow all traffic signs. The City appreciates your patience and cooperation. 

Contact Us

Questions or concerns about this project should be directed to the City Engineer at 719-269-9011 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

2A Street Improvement Project 2018 Status      

City Council has chosen this year to return to the traditional Design/Bid/Build process (Resolution 5-2018) as well as complete the work in smaller projects, making it more competitive for local contractors. This change in process has caused a small delay and change in scope for 2018. This year the following streets will get reconstructed:

  • Field Avenue - Central Avenue to High Street
  • Park Avenue - 9th Street to 12th Street

Construction should take place late summer to early fall.

Construction Update May 2, 2018

Kiewit construction crews will be completing punch list items from the 2017 2A Street Improvement Project beginning this spring. Canon City residents should expect to see intermittent temporary lane restrictions as punch list items are completed. Remaining work includes infrared heat treat at water valves, finishing manholes and joints, touch-up shoulder work, and landscaping. Completing required punch list items will begin mid-May and wrap up in late summer.

2017 Construction

On April 17, 2017, the City Council awarded Kiewit Infrastructure the Design/Build Street Improvement Project (Referendum Number 2A).

2017 Priority Road Construction Maps

Weekly Construction Update Sheets

Kiewit Presentation & Update to City Council on December 4, 2017